Schenck presents an in-depth look at the Gospels, their relationship to passages in the Old Testament and their placement in the Bible as a whole. Throughout these two black and white volumes he places the Gospels side by side in minute detail when narrating the same events or parables showing a direct connection among the works. He uses a variety of boxes to incorporate important lessons. (For good measure Schenck has also produced an 8x11 full color 8 part series of these 2 volumes, titled “A Comprehensive Analysis of the Synoptic Gospels” available in both e-book and paperback.) These 2 volumes permits exact and robust comparisons so students and teachers, or the inquisitive, can easily see the different treatments of various events. Through this method Schenck succeeds in comparing biblical texts in a way that focuses directly on the message at hand without interfering in the context of the scriptural message. Such a comprehensive look at the Gospels will give students and laymen, as well as the curious, a useful path in their own journeys toward creating doctrinal thesis or term papers, as Schenck is a genuinely reliable source of intense and serious research that is expected from a biblical scholar. In that vein, Schenck has produced an outstanding organized work making volumes one and two excellent study guides to the Four Gospels. There is also a wonderful bonus in his recreation of the Four Gospels as a single message rendered in modern, unbiased, uncluttered language that touches on Jesus' personality and life story. Schenck's work is a remarkable, indispensable reference guide that all faiths and all students, regardless of the theological degree they be pursuing, can rely on. This is a professional and superior work that all universities, churches, priests, religious students, curiosity seekers should have on their bookshelves. A remarkable achievement!